TAMIL NADU, INDIA (Dec. 28, 2015) – Amway opened its new $100 million USD manufacturing plant in India today. It is the company’s first manufacturing facility in the nation and is located at Nilakottai in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. The new facility will house manufacturing efforts for nutrition, beauty, personal care and home care products for sale in India.
“The manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu is another example of Amway’s belief in the India market and reiterates our commitment to Make in India, Make for India,” said Amway President Doug DeVos. “We believe the facility is amongst the very best in the nation. The state-of-the-art operations will further strengthen our efforts to develop India-specific products, which should support greater growth and meet the increasing demand of consumers.”
The manufacturing plant is one of the first in India to be built to achieve LEED GOLD standards and will be a zero discharge waste facility. It has one of the largest solar rooftops in Tamil Nadu. The company is targeting to conserve up to 50,000 cubic meters of rain water every year as well at the site. The world-class green manufacturing facility is designed to achieve energy optimization and operational efficiency.
“We see huge potential in the country for direct selling as has been validated by a number of reports in the recent past,” said Amway Regional President Samir Behl. “Our studies indicate that the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country is very high and we will continue to work on ground to enable individuals, especially women, to realize their true potential. We are keen to participate and contribute to India’s growth story.”
Amway is a $10.8 billion direct selling business based in Ada, Michigan, USA. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics and eSpring™ water treatment systems – all sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2014 made Amway the #1 direct selling business in the world, according to the Direct Selling News 2015 Global 100. The company’s annual sales figure includes revenue from direct selling operations and other business holdings. For company news, visit globalnews.amway.com.